Journeys Around The Kitchen
In the ‘Food’ episode of Russel Brand’s “Ponderland”, there are some hilarious observations of cooking and eating a few decades ago;
At 3:43, a man in a kitchen explains his annoyances with the design of the layout of his kitchen, assisted by a narrator;
Overly Annoyed Man: “What about the homes of today, and tomorrow? Have our designers learnt nothing from the mistakes of the past? Or is a new generation of housewives going to use this marvellous, shiny equipment in the same old, muggled way?”
Narrator: “There’s no reason why they should. Housewife’s needs have been studied and analysed by the scientist. It’s possible today to design a kitchen as efficiently as a motor car. Look out! The milk’s boiling!”
Housewife: “There. Not bad was it?”
Overly Annoyed Man: “Not Bad? It was dreadful! I counted 20 journeys!”
Narrator: “Here, 20 Journeys. Carrying things. A total of nearly a hundred yards”
Overly Annoyed Man: “You see? As far as from here to the corner of the street and back. I wonder how many miles you walk in this kitchen?
Outdated or not, this is quite a humorous look on the ‘Journeys’ around a kitchen. Is it necessary to think this deeply into the construction of your kitchen? Or are these ‘journeys’ all part of the cooking experience?